Principal Project Engineer, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Principal Project Engineer, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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ABB is very active across the entire hydrocarbon value chain, from exploration and production to supply, transport and distribution, as well as refining, chemicals and petrochemicals. Our offerings range from integrated automation (Distributed Control Systems - DCS) and electrical products and systems, to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to service itself. Our leading digital products and solutions have been designed to meet the real world needs of the industry. This is based on over fifty years of experience in oil, gas & chemicals, a team of 5,000 experts and the implementation of over 3,000 projects worldwide. You will be part of the engineering team of the Oil, Gas & chemical business unit (BU) which is part of the Industrial Automation division and will be based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.


As a Principal Project Engineer you shall:

• Demonstrate exceptional work experience in working with remote teams.

• Manage & work with engineering team with diversified cultural background.

• Work with varied level of technical competency work force.

• Perform the technical leadership role for electrical systems including ABB SWG, ABB Transformers, ABB PMS & UPS.

• Act as the technical liaison between the customer, the EPC's and the ABB engineering team

• Develop the project standards in conjunction with the customer for use by the engineering team

• Direct the engineering team in the engineering, checkout, customer witness testing and site activities.

• Provide overall technical competence in all aspects.

• Support sales and marketing in customer focused initiatives when required

• Support supply chain functions for project specific requirements and ensure that supplier meets the required specification criteria

• Identifying scope changes and initiating change request in collaboration with the Project Manager.

• Identifying project technical & commercial risks.

• Represent Hub in varied management forums.

• Develop engineers to move to next level of technical competencies.


You should be an engineering graduate with a minimum of 12 years of engineering experience in the oil & gas industry. Strong working knowledge of electrical systems in power skids as well as stand-alone products is required. Willingness to be involved in all phases of project, from kick-off meeting to being part of the commissioning and start-up team when required. Apart from this, you should have completed at least 2 ESI courses from Project Management Frame work.

Ability to provide technical leadership to a project team that can be in multiple locations. You should be fully versed in Excel, Word and database applications.

You shall be willing to travel to customer site as and when required. Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to manage time and deal with multiple issues, including shifting priorities and schedules will set your candidature apart.

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Please note: ABB reserves the rights to withdraw this job publication at any given time.

Abu Dhabi, Generic, Utd.Arab Emir.
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Business Unit Oil, Gas & Chemicals
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 136,000 employees

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